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Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
romney. president piled on, turning his own gaffes into laugh lines. >> i want to see us export more jobs. export more products. excuse me. ( laughter ) i was-- i-- i was channeling my opponent there for a second. ( laughter ) >> schieffer: and advice and constellations. >> there are 40 days left until the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of student
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
election. mitt romney still has a path to victory, but it's getting narrow. our new poll shows what's driving voters. >> i think the economy is better today than it was three years ago. >> pelley: reports from our campaign 2012 team. after one of the worst calls in football history, there is movement today on getting real officials back on the field. jeff glor is covering. and michelle miller on a bittersweet homecoming for the indiana national guard, happy to be back from afghanistan, but mourning the men that they lost. >> i would gladly give my life to bring all four of them back. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 41 days before the election, president obama is opening leads in states that mitt romney can least afford to lose. have a look at our new poll today. the president now has a 10-point lead in the swing state of ohio, 53% to 43. in florida, another key swing state, mr. obama's lead is nine points, 53% to 44. and the president leads by 12 point in pennsylvania, 54 to 42. this quinnipiac university/cbs news/
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Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
a reporter that uncovered the mitt romney fund raiser video from mother jones we want to ask him about that. peggy noonan, a columnist for the wall street journal, a speechwriter before that for president reagan, david gergen and i don't know anybody else who has this on his resume, he worked for both president reagan and for bill clinton, he is now at harvard university, rick stengel who worked with president clinton on the time magazine cover story that bill clinton authored this week, and let's also bring in round out the team with john dickerson, our own political director. let me just start by asking somebody on the panel, would anybody like to volunteer, did bill clinton say that he wants to temporarily extend the bush tax cuts or did he say not? a show of hands here. who would like to answer that question. >> do we know? >> it was a wonderful, long, complicated answer. the end of which left you thinking, what the heck did he just say? >> yes. nobody knew what the heck he was doing and everybody sort of went on with life. >> and with strategic, not deliberate. >> schieffer:
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Sep 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
chances are of winning? >> oh, i think i am going to win. >> reporter: we spoke to governor romney as he pitched a plan for a different nation-- a government smaller than most americans have ever seen, reform of medicare and social security, a balanced budget and cuts in taxes. but how does he plan to get all of that accomplished? >> that is something congress and i will have to work out together. >> pelley: you are asking the american people to hire you as president of the united states. they would like to hear some specifics. >> kroft: president obama has had his foreign policy successes. he ended the war in iraq and the like of osama bin laden. but at home, his signature achievements remain controversial, and he is encumbered with a tempered recovery, chronically high unemployment and a hostile congress. you have tried things that haven't worked. the jobs plan, the jobs bill, you haven't been able to get it through congress. i mean, isn't that some of your responsibility? >> i take full responsibility for everything that we do, steve. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> romney's reform. as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. >>> loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. >>> and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorro
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Sep 30, 2012 7:30am PDT
2024. >>> president obama and the challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions mitt romney will get help from the ohio senator who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator kerry to stand in for mitt romney. behind in recent polls some campaign watchers said that mitt romney has more riding on the debates as well as more to gain than the president. " of the challenger has the opportunity to establish is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the estates a challenger that accomplishes that and affect wins the first debate. >>> wednesday's debate gives the both the chance to explain their class at plans for the health care and the economy. will women will obviously played key role in this election and new polls show the they're more interested in men in issues impacting their pocketbook. and the presidential candidates know what. that's the latest campaign ad for the mitt romney camp a recent news poll shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54% of a man favor obama. man
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
be back network for sun's slate of games. >>> president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, their first debate next week. yesterday the candidates were in ohio going head-to-head on such issues like taxes and foreign trade. in an effort to attract working class voters. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empatheti
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
. president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>> 47% of the people will vote for the people no matter what. they believe they are victims, they believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. saying his policies will make life better for voters. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, terrell. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. >> no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> and ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. it's a very serious question. >> football fans are still fumes over that botched call. >> the touchdown held around the world. >> some are calling it the worst call in the nfl history since the black eyed peas were asked to sing the super bowl. >> andy williams has died. >>> powerful waves create an intreadble scene in a paddle boat race. >> performance and regulations for self-driving cars. >>> would you say he is frugile or cheap. >> the seahawks were robbed of a win -- actually the packers were robbed. thank you for whoever wrote that. >> allen, you're late. >> i don't care. i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" presidential candidates have a busy day ahead in ohio. one of three battleground states where president obama has a lead. >> the poll shows mr. obama
CBS
Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> candid conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. i'll not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spending more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio the obama campaign unleashes a campaign ad targeting romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. susan mcginni
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> jeff: tonight three d make final preparations for the romney make final >> glor: tonight three days to go. president obama and mitt romney make final preparations for the first presidential debate. nancy cordes is on the trail if las vegas. >> i was a steelworker for 30 years. >> glor: sick of political ads? barry petersen in california reports on a referendum trying to limit them. mandarin chinese, the world's most spoken language now required in one american school district. mark strassman goes to class. >> what is the word for hello? >> niho. >> glor: and fighting chance, a decorated combat veteran overcomes his battle scars, fulfilling a dream on the football field. >> i didn't die that day on october 3rd, because i was meant to do something more in my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate is scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the c
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
,,,,, >>> pam cane 20 -- campaign 2012. on wednesday president obama and mitt romney will face-off. both camps are trying to down play expectations. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada working to secure votes in the battleground state. >> hello las vegas. >> reporter: one of nine must win states and polls show a tight race. >> if you stand with me and work with me we will win again. we will win nevada again. we will win this election again. >>> the president is spending the next couple days cramming for the first of three debates. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney began practicing in june and continued prepping tuesday. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when i
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Sep 24, 2012 12:00pm PDT
gain an edge in those critical swing states. >> mitt romney is refocusing on jobs and the economy in critical battleground states. >> the republican nominee is in colorado for a second day. polls show president obama has a slight edge. >> we keep battling forward with their message, i don't a lot of attention to the day to day polls. they change a great deal. >> on 60 minutes last night he talked about how he would boost the economy if elected. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income tax and not lower the share of taxes paid by higher income people. >> he said his challengers economic plan will not work and pushed back against the mitt romney accusation that he has failed to stand up to america's enemies. >> i have executed my foreign policy and is one that the american people largely agree with. gov. mitt romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> president obama travels to new york today ahead of his speech tuesday before the united nations general assembly. his campaign is launching a new advertisement in a high of attacking mitt romney for sayi
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> tonight, getting ready to go one on one. ( cheers ) candidates obama and romney hunker down to practice for their first debate in just five days. a crime-ridden city fires its police force. tony guida reports on why camden, new jersey, is making this dramatic move. a bumper crop of bad apples, thanks to fickle weather. manuel bojorquez talks to orchard owners counting up their losses. and new meaning to the phrase "a dog's life." michelle miller takes us inside a new luxury pet hotel. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening. i'm chip reid. of the 38 days remaining until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the obama
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
this morning." as president obama speaks to the u.n., mitt romney wants to know why the president is not talking to other world leaders. >> speaking of world leaders, we talk with the rulers of egypt and iran and also with president bill clinton. >> and the controversial last-second call has nfl fans and players outraged. so did last night's game seal the fate of those replacement r refs. >> but we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> more than 120 world leaders are in town, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did tape an appearance on "the view." >> he's expected to dissuade iran from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. >> do you think this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre fi
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election president obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 237 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney's camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. both are scrambling for support in those potentially make-or-break states. today honing
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: tonight, mitt romney needs swing state seniors-- but a new poll shows what they're doing about his medicare plan is driving many away. there is a lot of rhetoric about medicare. what do you intend to go? a police crime lab scientist is arrested for faking test results. did innocent people go to jail? elaine quijano is on the story. 3 f1y of hope for the blind. dr. jon lapook on a new device that brought dean lloyd back from total blindness. and "on the road", steve hartman visits a restaurant whose special city a second helping of compassion. >> i've been very lucky and i want people to have what i have. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" yzith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, mitt romney has 39 days to turn his 45esidential campaign into a winner but the support of a key voting group is in jeopardy. seniors tend to vote republicans but many are concerned about what a president romney might do with medicare. look at this poll of key swing states by the "washington post." in florida where nearly one out of three voters is over 65, romney trails presiden
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
romney, spent the weekend preparing to go head-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter: this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago t. happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one u.s. so
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bipartisan levity but that came today courtesy of mitt romney. this is what he had to say after being introduced by president clinton. >> if there is one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man of lot of good. all i need to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen >> that was a clear nod to the president clinton's speech praising the president. both brawny and president obama were talking about foreign policy today in new york. >> president obama is urging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the moslem world >> i do believe it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism >> president obama condemned the anti islamic film sparking protest overseas but said that nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran. >> make no mistake, it is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel and the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy >> af
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
customers are reporting some similar problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the presiden
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
syria while his handling of the turmoil of the middle east is being questioned by mitt romney. >>> fatal fire. at least one person has been killed by a wind-stoked wildfire burning east of san diego. >>> and monday night madness. the green bay packers come up on the short end of another controversial call by the nfl's replacement refs. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. president obama takes a brief break from the campaign trail today to address the united nations general assembly. but with just six weeks until the election and his foreign policy under attack from the romney campaign, that address will target american voters as well as world leaders. last night here in new york, secretary of state hillary clinton met with egypt's new islamist president mohamed morsi. two weeks ago, demonstrators overran the u.s. embassy in cairo. morsi assured clinton embassy protection was egypt's duty. susan mcginnis has more now from the united nations. >> reporter: in a speech to the u.n. general assembly this morning, president ob
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Sep 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
taxes. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for the first debate in practice sessions run it will get help from ohio senator who will play the role o
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Sep 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
been reported. >>> a return to prime time for president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. both men appeared last night on 60 minutes. grumman had this to say. a " crisis of that is plans for the nation of big pitch as a delay of two principles and the policy work together with them but you don't hand them a complete document sent him to take this. >>> half the president has revealed that this simply what is >>> he seems only of one note. tax cuts for the wealthy at rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >>> the controversy over romney is taxes are part of a new obama of content that. >>> aftemelissa's ads like that distort his positions and are a big reason he's trailing in polls and the growing states. the first between the two men is nine days away. a week from wednesday october 3rd in denver colorado. october 11th the vice president and vice presidential candidate will lock horns in the and the kentucky. after that two more presidential did debates in florida. >>> phipps , the three strikes the person is 25 years to life sentence when convicted of a third fe
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> jeff: tonight with six weeks to election day, mitt romney is being urged by some republicans to sharpen his message. nancy cordist follows this debate inside the gop. californians reconsider the death penalty. john blackstone tells us the debate pits emotion against economics. >> justice at last. he was getting what he deserved. >> california spent over $4 billion. it makes no sense economically. >> jeff: deportations delayed. two brothers from mexico now will have to stay in the u.s. under i new federal program. >> we're to the asked to be given the best opportunities. we're just asking for a chance. >> jeff: and conair, allen pizzey with the story of the italian who tried to play pilot captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. 9 chair of the republican party admitted today that it is not the best week for the gop presidential ticket. the polls seem to reflect that. with 44 days left in the race governor romney trails by a few points or more in nearly every battleground state. nancy cordist picks up the story. >>
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> gearing up, president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. a show down in denver this wednesday. >>> and on the record, arnold schwarzenegger opens up on "60 minutes" about the affair that produced a son and ended his marriage. >> it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 14 people, including three nato service members. a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a patrol. americans have a large presence there. nato is trying to sort out a weekend attack in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. drew
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00am PDT
race for the white house president obama and mitt romney back on a prime-time television production and appeared on cbs's 60 minutes last night. romney responded to criticism that he's been too vague about his plans for the country. >>> if you want to work together with people across the aisle you let your principles and policies and you worked with together with them. you do not hand them a complete document in st. here take this lead. >>> as for economic plan is the president has revealed that this simply won't work. >>> he seems only have one of and that the tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations as a respite for. >>> the controversy over mommy's taxes are the target of a campaign ad. >>> instead of attacking others aren't others romney should come clean on his. >>> as like that destroyed his positions and a big reason he's trailing in polls. the 2012 presidential election is still weeks away with some pundits are already speculating on who will run in 2016. secretary of state a recount and has not ruled out a hunt and her husband is making it clear he would suppor
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
romney to see a pass, a strategic path to victory. >> most voters identify the economy and jobs as the number- one issue this election year. in this poll all three swing states, pennsylvania, ohio, in florida, have a majority of voters choosing the president as their man to lead the charge. something we have not seen before. >> we noticed that he has managed to weather the concern about the economy largely because mitt romney has not convinced people that he will be a preferable alternative. >> he is a presidential campaign strategist and has worked with both bill clinton and hillary clinton as well as al gore and he says that it is not over yet. >> particularly in the age of replacement referees that we're seeing in the nfl, the obama campaign should not be celebrating in the end zone to early. >> but he believes that it will be tough to recover after mitt romney was seen talking about a 47 percent who do not pay federal income taxes in a secret recording. >> last week for mitt romney will arguably go down as one of the worst weeks a presidential candidate has had in modern histor
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Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
under 2000 in existence. in campaign 2012 both president obama and mitt romney featured on 60 minutes. they're asked questions about issues ranging from the economy to foreign policy. dru levenson with more. >>> on 60 minutes mitt romney laid out part of his economic plan to scott pelley >>> u.s. c american people to hire u.s. president the want to hear specifics >>> i can tell them i will not raise taxes on middle income folks i will not lower the taxes paid by high income individuals >>> president obama criticized romney's plan >>> ulysses have won no tax cuts for the wealthy and roll back regulations >>> romney has called for the president to be aggressive concerning iran's nuclear threat >>> i have executed my foreign policy and people largely agree with that president if mr. romney wants to start another war he should say so >>> after a video service to about mitt romney's and he does not care about those who don't pay taxes he defended the comments >>> i want to help one hundred percent of the american people >>> both men described qualities of a leader >>> a later has c
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
means for jobs. jan crawford and nancy cordes with the president at the romney in ohio promoting free trade. jeff glor on the call that every football fan is talking about. >> it was awful. that's all i'm going to say about it. >> pelley: and these images helped change america. >> how could you not ask the question "what ever happened to that kid?" >> pelley: seth doane with the man who uncovered the stories behind the faces. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. six weeks before an election that may turn on the state of the economy, a new survey out today finds that americans are feeling better about things. consumer confidence is at its highest level in seven months, largely because more americans expect the jobs picture to improve. but confidence is still at what's considered a weak level. home values are increasing. another report out today says prices in 20 major cities rose 1.6% in july. that's the fourth straight increase. but prices are still 30% below where they were before the housing bubble burst. stock portfo
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. susan has more on the debate preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of con
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Sep 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in favor of the president right now, mitt romney was asked about that in an interview to be aired on 60 minutes dru levenson has his reaction >>> mitt romney heads to the battleground state of colorado focused on the state he must win. national polls show the candidate in a dead heat with president obama but behind most of the swing states scott pelley asked romney in to 960 minutes >>> you are slipping in the polls at this moment republicans are concerned about the campaign >>> actually a where it tied in the polls we're within the margin of error it bounces around day to day, >>> number one issue remains the economy on face the nation former president bill clinton defended the obama administration's economic plan >>> more likely to produce broadbased prosperity than romney's plan people will see that unless they believe that somehow magically somebody can rest back to full employment in four years. >>> the democrats continue to go after run a clamming his plan lacks specifics >>> that not offer specifics out to lift up the country >>>. republican committee fired back at some republ
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
yet. >> a rare bit of levity on the campaign trail today courtesy of mitt romney. here is what he said after he was introduced by president bill clinton at a conference in new york. >> if there is one thing that we have learned in this election season, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i have to do right now is wait a couple of days for that balance to happen. >> both mitt romney and president obama were talking foreign policy today in new york. the president told the general assembly that he should take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. >> somehow feel that we are at the mercy of events rather than shooting events. >> mitt romney ended his day campaigning in ohio, the president will be there tomorrow. >> it is and said many times that the reason kids in san fransisco could be tough but imagine raising kids in the tenderloin. a new report finds even the playground is deeply troubled, with splinters and rus
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend today getting ready for tomorrow's event in colorado. the president held no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada. it's not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting on the final touches, transforming the arena into a debate set. yesterday just 92 of the university's students learned their names were drawn in a lottery for tickets to the debate. it's a hot ticket. your ticket to the debate is right here on cbs 5. that's beginning tomorrow evening at 6:00. >>> nearly all americans will see higher taxes if congress fails to renew tax cuts. that's all according to a new report from the tax policy center. the two major parties are split on exactly who should continue to have the reduced taxes. if a plan is not
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am PDT
unclear activities and to the vat tax and libya and egypt. >>> romney accused the president of minimizing recent events in the middle east. >>> i was pretty certain that there are to be bumps in the road. >>> we need an administration that is up to shape events in the middle east in not seeing them as props and the road. >>> what house spokesperson is of such common stock split and offensive. the president was referring to middle east and west in general. he's already creating controversy during and then yesterday after he accused the unit last of the shielding israeli government. he also said the u.s. miss use the freedom of speech at around the production of the entire muslim video. >>> one involves the california proposition 8 the voters approved a measure that limits marriage to the field knuckles. the animals in your woman who sued seven federal law treats the same-sex marriages and fairly. >>> how one father got is crying baby to get some gun with the power of the force. >>> in california could be going driver list. >>> a surprise passengers sneaked into you. we know you.
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
profound implications for the roman catholic church. >>> polls show mitt romney's path to the white house may be narrowing. his best chance to turn the tide is wednesday's first presidential debate. with the stakes incredibly high, both candidates have begun preparing for their big night. >>> he's a former governor, action star and weight lifter. now arnold schwarzenegger is looking to become the comeback kid. he's written a memoir, but his first test comes on "60 minut " minutes." >> i think it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> will there be a second act for schwarzenegger? >>> he's the british secret agent with the best gadgets and the hottest villains. his name bond, james bond. he's turn 50 and he may be trading in his shaken martini for a beer, but still nobody does it better. >> the name is bond, james bond. >>> all that and so much more on "cbs this morning" saturday, september 29, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> i like our theme song, but the bond theme song is pretty good, too. welcome to the weekend, nice to see you. >> good to see you, too
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
around-the-clock on the new san francisco 49ers stadium. president obama and mitt romney will be competing for attention in ohio today. >> the path on offer is harder but it leads to a better place >> 50 shades of gray has become an obsession >> the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. >> i happen to think that the referees were part-time for the obama administration in the budget office >> and armed robbery last night while people were shopping. >> kate just spoke with some employees about the terrifying ordeal. >> i did speak with employees to said they're very nervous about returning to work. when i walked in and spoke with employees they told me that around 9:00 last night, five men quickly came in with guns and held three cashier's up allowing them to get down on the ground. the employee tells me this escalated very quickly. customers were inside the store shopping. she says one of the employees tried to get away and then the suspect cursed at the employee and yelled at him to get back down on the ground or else. it is a scary situation for employees returnin
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and preside
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
time. it's a drag. i -- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >>
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder c
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
higher for mitt romney. >> looks like the hottest day of the week. get ready for triple digits. more of that coming up. >> pretty big conference coming in san francisco. big road closure. tell you what it is coming up. >> good morning. it's monday october 1st . i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. >> temperatures today could reach triple digits and may have been a factor in the death of an elderly woman. kate has more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. police say they don't know what caused her death but heat may be a factor. with days like these you want to be careful if you are an elderly person or a child. these are the days you are most vulnerable. the bay area quality is reaching unhealthy levels. it is spare the air day. that means the air quality is poor. residents should reduce drivering. these are the days you want to take advantage of public transit, carpool or bike to work. people with respiratory problems need to be particularly careful. officials say they are vulnerable during these times. we have a couple tips for you to stay cool. one, obviously, d
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
john mccain what romney should be doing. >>> the turbulence continues on american and now the airline is threatening to take its pilots to court to put an end to the flight cancellations. >> we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> standing ovation, the league reaps a deal wednesday night with the officials association. let's have a simultaneous smile. >> the nfl and league officials end the three-month lockout. >> the regular referees will be on the field starting with thursday night's game. >> the deal, which must be ratified by the union, will happen on friday. >> the media has finally taken a stand on an issue on this day and said let's bring our boys home! >> i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products, excuse me. i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> the obama campaign engaged in character assassination. >> oh, sure. they completely misrepresent my point of view. >>> today at the united nations, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warning on the nuclear program. >> hundreds of passengers endure a frightening l
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
. welcome to cbs this morning. mitt romney starts a new push in battleground states and tells cbs news his 14% tax rate is fair. >>> have researchers found a road map to the cure for breast cancer? we'll ask a leading surgeon. >>> arnold schwarzenegger opens up to "60 minutes" about family and politics. we'll talk with lesley stahl about that. >>> "homeland and "modern family" win big at the emmys. >> we win a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to restore the economic freedom that built this economy in the first place. >> can you win this thing? >> i'm going to win this thing. >> mitt romney tries to get back on message. >> responding to his critics to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. >> this is a campaign that's running out of time. we've got 45 days left. give anybody 40, 45 days and they can change everything. >>> at least three dozen major wildfires are burning in nine states. two fires broke out in southern california, sending residents running. >> grabbed what we could. we're pretty freaked out about our house. >>> th
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> republican challenger mitt romney taking a new stance on illegal immigration. as susan mcginnis reports it comes as he and the president are getting ready for their first head-to-head debate. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population and romney now tells the "denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he has expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the "dream act," legislation to grant citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. >> "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the "dream act," would i veto it? the answer is question." >> reporter: most polls show pre
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Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
obama @ mitt romney in new york this morning to discuss foreign policy and randall pinkston shows us that while the president spoke out against iran at the u.n., mitt romney latest plan for the future of foreign aid. >> president obama laid out his foreign policy priorities in front of the united nations general assembly. he used the speech to condemn the attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> today we must declare and that this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> the president also said that the united states will do whatever it takes to stop i ran from developing nuclear weapons to regional we believe that there's time and space to resolve this through diplomacy. but that time is not unlimited. >> republicans are criticizing the president for not holding meetings with foreign leaders vowed he is here. the white house says that the president speaks to heads of state on a regular basis. republican presidential nominee mitt romney delivered his own foreign-policy address across town at the clinton global initiatives.
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Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
mitt romney about those outdid comments that have shaken up his campaign. is it just that when someone is inning for president in this day and age you can't always say what you believe? dr. jon lapook on a discovery that experts say could lead to a cure for breast cancer. and mark phillips with a killer for the irish republican army. she's told us her story, but will the police get to hear it. captioning sponsored by cbs pt this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama said today the united states is gathering evidence in the murders of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans, but he said "there is no doubt that the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september 11 wasn't just a mob action." evidence is growing that the murder of ambassador chris ssevens was planned and targeted. in new york today the president of libya met with secretary of ofate clinton at the united nations. he said that the libyan people had lost a friend. a year ago in libya a bunch of ragtag militias overthrew the dictator moammar qaddafi
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
leading mitt romney by two rints, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing tes thatthe states that will decide the election, the resident has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many oepublicans. it's a standard complaint for the party that the currents are moving against. >> pelley: john, why is there such
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